Don’t Get Sick This Winter!

orangesComplete Vit CIt’s just another cold or flu you might say, but why succumb to the next virus, flu or immune issue, when with a few lifestyle shifts you could do something really positive to improve and correct your physical and mental body? Building a strong immune system can actually be heaps of fun, as you will learn in this article.

It’s true, your immune system is under attack every day due to so many factors like; stress, lack of rest and poor diet and these three situations all contribute to reducing the strength of your immune system and weakening your body’s response.  But folks, it’s all about response and you can design that response.

Response is the difference between you getting a cold or flu and fighting it off before it takes hold.  Unfortunately we often don’t think about bolstering our immune response until it’s too late.  Another way of putting that is, when you are driving along in your car and you get a flat tyre, it’s only really a problem if you don’t know how to change the flat tyre.  Anticipate the situation, empower yourself with some clever lifestyle alterations and you will nail the whole cold and flu season with confidence and laughter!!!

Like I said most times we don’t think about immune boosting activity or protecting the body until the cold or flu is right there in our body and we are fighting with whatever immune support we have already got stored up.  There’s a few things we can do every day, starting with Vitamin C.  Vitamin C is a water soluable nutrient, which means we have to get it outside of our bodies, so we can store it up again… It’s a tricky one to balance, and is always used up in stressful situations, as are the B Vitamins – both water soluable.

Here’s some interesting facts to consider..

  • The common cold is the most frequent infectious disease in humans with adults averaging 2-4 infections per year and up to 12 infections per year in children
  • Over 75 millions days of work are missed each year due to the flu
  • The Flu can circulate worldwide, easily spreading from person to person and infecting people in any age group Read the rest of this entry

 

garlicOkay, when I first wrote this article it was the first day of March, now its the first day of April, and I felt it was worth posting this one again.   It’s not really cold yet here on the Sunshine Coast, but it wont be long until the season changes.  In the lead up to the colder times and winter months there are great benefits to including a little garlic in our food, to help keep the colds and flu’s at bay.  There are some amazing applications and uses for Garlic from being a substitute for penicillin, to cancer prevention;  its use as an aphrodisiac, to being a tonic for old age!

Each clove of Garlic contains around seven calories made up of the following nutrients: Read the rest of this entry

Hangovers & Cures – part two

I’d love to get something very clear right from the start, I don’t drink alcohol!  I’m still heaps of fun at parties, and I enjoy being with most people socially regardless of their tendency to drink or not.  Having said that I don’t have a problem with other people drinking, it’s  your body!

Where I do have a problem is when ‘you’ force your belief that alcohol is okay on to young people who are just starting to form opinions about everything.  I have a problem with that.  My son has grown up in a household that doesn’t serve alcohol.  So he doesn’t have the consciousness, where ones celebrates something with alcohol.  We celebrate with a carrot juice, water or fruit drinks.  So when I share a hangover cure with you, I do it with some trepidation, with a sense of ‘Good grief’, why do I even bother?  Well, I know why I bother, it’s because I have faith that eventually your chemistry will take over and you will enjoy the feeling of the ‘natural high’.  Good food, good healthy beverages will be enough.  Until then, you will need a hangover cure! Read the rest of this entry

Vitamin C…. oh boy do we need it!

Vitamin C... for Colds and Flus

Your immune system is under attack every day, due to so many factors like; stress, lack of rest, and poor diet.  These three situations all contribute to reduing the strength of your immune system and weakening your body’s response, and folks its all about response.  Response is the difference between you getting a cold or flu or fighting it off before it takes hold.  Unfortunately we often don’t think about bolstering our immune response until it’s too late.  Until the cold or flu is right there in our body, and we are fighting with whatever immune support we have already got stored up.  Vitamin C is a water soluable nutrient, which means we have to get it outside of our bodies, so we can store it up again… It’s a tricky one to balance, and is always used up in stressful situations, as are the B Vitamins…

  • The common cold is the most frequent infectious disease in humans with adults averaging 2-4 infections per year and up to 12 infections per year in children.
  • Over 75 millions days of work are missed each year due to the flu.
  • The Flu can circulate worldwide, easily spreading from person to person and infecting people in any age group. Read the rest of this entry

Barley Grass – A super Food!

Barley Grass

Food For Life!  Barley Grass Can Help You Live Longer!  It’s true, Barley Grass is the one food that could certainly help you live longer, but not only that,  Barley Grass has a whole lot of other benefits and purpose that you really can’t afford to miss out on.

I’m going to give you some really important information about Barley Grass that will inspire you to incorporate Barley Grass into your life… It’s so valid, so necessary in today’s times to drink Barley Grass every day. Read the rest of this entry

Boost Your Immune System

WALK IT OUT - A KOKODA EXPERIENCE book

The Immune Boosting Trio

Boost Your Immune System

I don’t know about you reading this, but I certainly know that if I don’t keep active, especially during the colder months, my immune system will just pack it in.  There is so much evidence to support more physical activity with great immune defence in the colder months.

If you don’t exercise, you will attract more colds and flu’s to your body, and you will suffer from depression orientated conditions.  Keeping yourself moving, walking, stretching etc, is the key to maintaining a strong immune system and a happier outlook.

Even when it looks gloomy outside, I suggest  you get your coat on, rug up, and lace up your best walkers and get walking.  You will feel fantastic after 30 minutes of walking, and have a healthier appetite for a meal.  Burning the calories justifies the extra serving if you think you need it.   Read the rest of this entry